James Gunn Off Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Following 'Offensive' Tweets

Space.com | 7/20/2018 | Staff
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Writer/director James Gunn has been removed from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and his relationship with Marvel and parent company Walt Disney have been "severed," according to a Disney statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. The statement comes after a series of tweets from Gunn resurfaced that Disney called "offensive".

"The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement.

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Last evening, Gunn responded to the years-old tweets resurfacing on Twitter, then deleted, saying:

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